Scholarship awards for talented students


Forty talented students received Excellence Scholarships up to £2,000 in the categories of Sports and International.

The awards took place at Wolverhampton Science Park on Tuesday (24 March 2009).

The awards were set up to recognise the achievements of students from all backgrounds who attend the University. A number of the sports awards went to students with aspirations of taking part in the London 2012 Olympics.

Awardees included Alexandra Barnett, from Wolverhampton, who is currently undertaking a PhD in Counselling Psychology. Alexandra was awarded a Sports Excellence Scholarship for her performance in Synchronised Swimming. She currently ranks 1st regionally and 3rd nationally, and her goal is to be selected for the Olympics.

Jonathan Shaw was awarded a Sports Excellence Scholarship for his performance in Boxing. Currently in the first year of a BSc (Hons) Sports and Exercise Science degree, he is a Midlands champion and aims to be a member of the 2012 Games squad.

International winners included Wan Li Low, from Malaysia, who was awarded the School of Applied Sciences Bioscience Biology Student Prize and a First Class in her BSc (Hons) Biotechnology. She is now working towards a PhD in Agriculture at the University and was presented with an International Excellence Scholarship.

Rajagopal Kilari, from India, was awarded the Best Outgoing Student from Brindavan College, as a result of her BSc studies specialising in Biotechnology, Chemistry and Zoology, for which she gained a First Class. Rajagopal is now enrolled on MSc Molecular Biology with Bioinformatics course.

Professor Geoff Hurd, Deputy Vice Chancellor, presented each student with a commemorative certificate of achievement at the ceremony.

He said: “The Excellence Scholarship scheme allows the University to recognise the outstanding achievements of our students and our congratulations go to all the recipients.”

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